Animal related

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

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Pittsboro, NC

Mission

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (the Refuge) is a non-profit organization that works to rescue farm animals in need, educate people about the cruelties of factory farms, and promote veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles.

Ruling Year

2014

Founder, Executive Director

Lenore Braford

Main Address

7236 NC Hwy 87 North

Pittsboro, NC 27312 USA

Keywords

nonprofit, farm animal, vegan, animal rescue, education

EIN

45-4806153

 Number

5057747502

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Farm animals are abused in both large and small scale farming operations all around the world. Our society views farm animals as commodities and as sources of food. The individual rights, personalities, and interests of these animals are hidden from view and erased from our cultural conscious.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Factory Farming Education

Vegan Outreach

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of guided tours given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Factory Farming Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who attend vegan outreach events, classes, etc.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Vegan Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is working to educate people about the plight of farm animals. We are working to build infrastructure to house chicken, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, ducks and geese on our 20 acre property. Through guided tours of these facilities, we will educate the general public about how farm animals are treated in our society and hope to inspire a move towards a more compassionate, vegan lifestyle. We are also working to advocate for farm animals in the greater community of the Piedmont through presentations, booths, pamphletting, vegan bake sales, cooking classes and other initiatives.

We will achieve our goals by providing creative and interactive experience for people both at our sanctuary and in the community. Our tours will will include physical contact with our rescued animals, animal feedings, and informative videos. Our educational literature will take new approaches to learning and design in an effort to stick in people's minds amid the huge amount of information that people view each day.
To reach individuals and encourage them to make changes in their lives that will benefit farm animals, we believe that we must not only provide information about who these animals are and why people should care, but also about HOW they can change. To accomplish this we will provide a diverse group of events and experiences including vegan bake sales, free vegan food give aways, cooking classes, and one-on-one mentoring.

Our team is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in finance, graphic design, architecture, law, farm animal management, web design and more. This diverse group of individuals is committed to achieving the goals of the organization because they deeply believe in the cause and live the values of our organization 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, we are supported by a large base of auxiliary volunteers who assist the organization with many of our activities including animal care, barn construction, vegan baking, presentations, and other events. These committed individuals are our largest asset and one that continues to grow as more and more people learn about our work. We will be successful in our goals because the responsibilities and work of our organization are being accomplished by a community of passionate animal advocates.

To access the success of our tour program, pre and post tour surveys are given to all participants. We will closely track the number of educational literature, vegan food samples, and other items distributed to the public. We will track the number of animals rescued each year. All of this information is shared with our supporters through an accomplishment report that is published at the conclusion of each calendar year.

Our 2014 accomplishment report included the following information:

-220 visitors to our animal sanctuary
-33 farm animals rescued
-1800 free vegan food samples distributed
-3 vegan cooking classes held
-664 vegan baked goods sold
-completed construction of barn for rescued chickens and turkeys
-main sponsor for Triangle VegFest
-partnered with Farm Sanctuary (nationally known organization) to home 26 farm animals

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.).
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.

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Financials

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & Ethnicity

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Gender Identity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes

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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.